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August 22, 2008
Effects of smoking will hit users in end In June 1990, my wife and I were on vacation in Great Britain and visited the British Museum. I took a break and walked across the street to a pub and ordered a beer. Two young couples entered and asked if they could share my table. I was honored. Conversation revealed that they were from East Germany, and the previous year the Berlin Wall was removed. Suddenly each of them lit up a cigarette. I commented, “You could not find two couples in a group in my California who all smoked.
June 24, 2009
I?ve always been interested in issues that impact our foothill communities, and I have opposed development in our communities, especially when it will impact open and natural spaces. I have not seen much coverage lately about the proposed development of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. I heard the environmental impact report is now open for community comment (?Report: Golf plan would harm area,? May 29.) I know this issue is very important to residents of the foothills. I would love to hear the responses and feelings of our residents.
November 18, 2002
City council re-election campaigns can be expected to include heightened spotlighting of perceived issues. It's a challenge for Glendale voters to separate the chaff from the wheat re: priorities involving matters of health and safety, and cultural and civic, benefits. Ban smoking in Glendale parks? While the smoking habit and its effects on people and surroundings is disagreeable and detrimental, and one is grateful to those who've struggled with the habit and quit, your editorial, "Smoking sections in parks is overkill" (Nov.
By William Russell | September 21, 2007
As a new resident of La CaƱada Flintridge, I have been surprised that this area is getting as bad as our socialist dictatorship to the south (known as Los Angeles), which I recently abandoned in an attempt to escape the blight and crime and ever-increasing attempts to control every facet of my life. Glendale has always been known as a conservative, pro-freedom area, but as with many things happening in our country, we have people who present themselves as “conservatives” who are as interested in regulating our private habits as much as any left-wing Democrat would.
September 17, 2003
Gary Moskowitz A group of Glendale students on Tuesday learned about the harms of tobacco while watching professional athletes jump about 15 feet in the air on a half-pipe. A group of five professional BMX bicyclists, inline skaters and skateboarders hosted the 2003 got milk? Gravity Tour on Tuesday at Moyse Field in Glendale High School. The athletes performed a series of tricks and demonstrations on a half-pipe-shaped ramp that was 11 feet high and 20 feet wide.
July 12, 2005
Thanks to representative for pushing the issue Great news: Rep. Adam Schiff has got the ball rolling in investigating the safety of push/pull trains. We all remember what the effect of a pushed (backward) train can have on the passengers when it runs into something. They are not safe, but the train companies say it is too expensive to turn them around. Our representative's request for a federal study of "Push/Pull technology" passed the House last week.
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